AAP Leader Anjali Damania quits, Rift in Party intensifies

New Delhi, March 11: In ongoing differences within the AAP, a leader from Maharashtra Anjali Damania quit the party alleging that the party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal was indulged in horse trading.

Announcing her resignation, she tweeted, "I quit, I have not come into AAP for this nonsense. I believed him; I backed Arvind for principles not horse-trading."

According to reports, Damania accused that Kejriwal tried to separate the Congress MLAs to get the number to rule Delhi after loss in Lok Sabha polls. The entire episode came to light after an audio tape containing the conversation between Kejriwal and Rajesh Garg, former AAP MLA from Rohini, in July 2014, was released.

Garg claimed that the taped conversation is authentic and he has proof.

However, the resignation of Damania surprised all as she was closely associated with the party chief and she had also backed Kejriwal during the battle between him and Prashan Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav.

She was the strong face in the party. She had contested the Lok Sabha polls against Nitin Gadkari from Nagpur in which she lost.